World Hepatitis Day Initiatives
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Jordan - WHD 2011
In this year’s World Hepatitis Day, the Friends of the Liver Diseases Patient’s Society launched a large awareness raising campaign from the beginning of July.
Their campaign included educational initiatives in the rural southern areas of Jordan, including lectures and interactive sessions with community leaders from several districts as well as the general public. Additionally, there were lectures to health care personnel working in underserved and high risk areas to re-emphasize the role of screening, vaccination and early treatment.
Educational awareness rollups and brochures were distributed in all hospitals and members of the Friends of the Liver Diseases Patient’s Society appeared in many local TV programs. Hepatitis documentaries were also shown in movie theatres.